Editorial


  • Exterior Coatings Market Goes Green

    This month’s feature article focuses on the exterior architectural coatings market. Experts from PPG and AkzoNobel offer their insight into the latest trends and technologies for both residential and commercial exterior coatings. According t…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.11.19

  • Automotive Refinish Market Grows

    The global automotive refinish coatings market is expected to reach $11.34 billion by 2026, according to a report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing disposable income, changing lifestyle and buying behavior of peop…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.30.19

  • Coatings World International Buyers’ Guide

    The Coatings World annual International Buyers’ Guide serves as a valuable reference tool to the paint and coatings industry. It is comprised of a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as we…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.03.19

  • Marine Coatings Worth $15 Billion by 2024

    According to leading marine coatings manufacturers contacted for this month’s feature article, the market, although challenging, overall has been healthy and all indications are this trend will continue. The marine coatings market size is fo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.09.19

  • It’s Time to Protect all of the Surfaces

    People outside of the coatings industry rarely understand two things about our industry. One, we are called the coatings industry, not the paint industry. Two, the main reason to coat/paint something is to protect it, not just improve the appearance.…
    Dale Pritchett, Publisher 07.03.19

  • Industrial Coatings

    This month’s feature article focuses on the global industrial coatings market. This is a highly fragmented market encompassing industrial wood, protective, general industrial, rail, coil coatings OEM and consumer goods & appliances. Acco…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.31.19

  • Advanced Aerospace Coatings in Europe

    This month’s feature article is on the aerospace coatings market. Coatings manufacturers I interviewed reported positive market conditions and growth is predicted for the coming year. According to a report from Future Market Insights, the Eu…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.10.19

  • Demand for Low and Zero Paint Increases

    Increasing awareness by consumers of the detrimental effects of VOCs, coupled with stricter environmental regulations, are driving the demand for low and zero VOC paint and coatings.  As more and more DIYers request these types of environmentall…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.12.19

  • European Coatings Show Edition

    This latest issue of Coatings World is our European Coatings Show (ECS) and Conference issue. We are once again excited to be a part of the largest show for paint and coatings in Europe. This biennial show attracted more than 30,000 trade visitors…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.08.19

  • Global Wood Coatings Market

    This month’s issue of Coatings World is focused on the wood coatings market. According to research firm Mordor Intelligence, the global wood coatings market was valued at $8818.46 million in 2017. It is expected to witness a moderate CAGR durin…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.11.19

  • 2019 Off to a Busy Show Season

    The paint and coatings industry always has its fair share of trade shows and technical conferences, but 2019 is a particularly busy year. The Coatings World teams’ schedule is chock full of conferences and shows in the coming months. First o…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.07.19

  • Powder Coatings Market Continues to Innovate

    Grand View Research, in its latest study on powder coatings – “Powder Coatings Industry: The Focal Point Of Technical Innovation” – identifies new technology to be a key driving factor for the powder coatings market. &ldquo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.03.18

  • Exterior Coatings Market

    The exterior architectural coatings market experienced moderate growth over the past year. There are a number of factors contributing to this growth including an increase in infrastructure projects and a robust housing market. According to Grand V…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.05.18

  • Talking about Tariffs

    This year’s CHINACOAT will be held Dec. 4-6 in Guangzhou. While attendees will certainly be eager to learn about the latest product and technology offerings, I suspect there will also be a lot of talk about the tariffs President Donald Trump ha…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.03.18

  • Coatings World 2018 International Buyers’ Guide

    Our annual International Buyers’ Guide serves as a valuable reference tool to the paint and coatings industry. It is comprised of a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents, and oils, as well as producti…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.01.18

  • Trade War Cause for Concern for Pigment Suppliers

    Back in June I wrote about the potential impact of a trade war between China and the U.S. on the paint and coatings industry. Now that it has become a reality, paint and coatings manufacturers and their suppliers will have to deal with the very real…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.10.18

  • An Ever-Changing Industry

    There were quite a few changes to our 2018 Top Companies list. PPG was once again ranked the No. 1 paint company in the world, but as a result of last year’s acquisition of Valspar, Sherwin-Williams knocked AkzoNobel out of the No. 2 position.…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.03.18

  • Industrial Coatings Market

    This month’s feature article is focused on the industrial coatings market. This a highly fragmented market comprised of sub-segments such as oil and gas, offshore, coil and extrusion. According to Transparency Market Research, the market…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.25.18

  • Overview of Aerospace Coatings Market

    This month’s feature article focuses on the aerospace coatings market. Aerospace coatings manufacturers I interviewed for this article reported that the market saw growth in 2017, with optimism for more of the same. Market data from Global M…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.04.18

  • How Will a Potential Trade War with China Affect the Coatings Industry?

    As this issue goes to press President Donald Trump called for the initiation of tariffs on approximately $50 billion worth of Chinese imports as a result of an investigation into intellectual property theft, which has been a source of discord in U.S.…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.09.18